Lace Cookies

Lace Cookies with Chocolate - ©MakeMineLemon

Lace Cookies with Chocolate

I know I said chocolate was not my favorite, but when you find a good recipe, well you take them as you find them. These little lace cookies are a great find. Chocolate or plain.

GARD Pro Not Registered
Lace Cookies on a Platter

Lace Cookies on a Platter

Trader Joes has a great little lace cookie that comes in milk chocolate or dark chocolate, and they are a great cookie for a store-bought cookie. Trust me, I know; I have had an embarrassing amount of them. However, when you have my issue, you know the one about soy, well I had to give them up. Well, have no sympathy for me; I do believe I have found their substitutions. Not just a substitution, these are even better.

Lace Cookies on a Cooling Rack

Lace Cookies on a Cooling Rack

The recipe said to use a teaspoon of batter. Although I followed the recipe, I thought that was an inordinately small amount of batter. Well, I was wrong. The teaspoon of batter makes a three-inch cookie. I think the next time I make these I will try to make a two-inch cookie.

Lace Cookie Batter

Lace Cookie Batter

Although I did not try this yet, I think you could remove them from the cookie sheet while still warm and pliable, place them over a bowl to form them into a cup to use for an edible ice cream bowl. Mmmmm….

Thank you FineCooking. I am so happy to have this little cookie in my cookie jar.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Lace Cookies
Recipe type: Cookie
  • 2 oz. pecans (to yield ½ cup ground pecans)
  • 2 oz. (4 Tbs.) unsalted butter
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbs. light corn syrup
  • 1-1/2 oz. (1/3 cup) all-purpose flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 4 oz. milk chocolate, chopped
  1. Mise en place ~ Gather all ingredients
  2. Position racks in the middle and upper third of the oven.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  4. Line two baking sheets with nonstick liners, like Silpat brand, or with parchment.
  5. In a food processor, grind the 2 oz. of pecans finely; measure out ½ cup.
  6. Heat the butter, sugar, and corn syrup in a medium saucepan over low heat, stirring often, until the butter melts and the sugar dissolves.
  7. Increase the heat to medium high; stir constantly; bring the mixture just to a boil.
  8. Remove the pot from the heat; stir in the flour and salt until incorporated.
  9. Stir in the vanilla, the ground pecans, and chopped pecans.
  10. Drop the batter by the teaspoon 3 inches apart on the baking sheets, about six cookies per baking sheet.
  11. Bake the cookies until evenly light brown, 11 to 12 minutes.
  12. About 5 minutes into baking, switch the sheets from top to bottom and back to front to promote even baking.
  13. The cookies won't begin to spread until about 6 minutes into baking.
  14. Line a cooling rack with paper towel.
  15. Remove the cookies from the oven; when they're firm (which will take just a few minutes), use a wide spatula to transfer them to the rack to cool completely.
  16. Melt the milk chocolate in a bowl in a microwave or over a water bath.
  17. Let it cool enough to thicken slightly.
  18. Arrange the cookies in pairs of similar size.
  19. Turn half of the cookies bottom up.
  20. Leaving a ½-inch border around the edge, spread a thin layer of milk chocolate over the cookies that are bottom up.
  21. Gently place the remaining cookie, bottom down, onto the milk chocolate.
  22. Let the cookies sit until the filling firms, about 30 minutes.
The cookies will stay crisp and flavorful for a few days wrapped in waxed paper or plastic wrap at room temperature.
They also freeze well in a tin or sturdy plastic container.

I am taking these to

Susan’s at Metamorphosis Monday 
Paula’s at Marvelous Mondays
Sarah’s at Make The Scene Monday 
Jane’s at Melt In Your Mouth 
Chandra’s at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s! 
Kayla at Sweet Sharing Monday
Ali’s at Recipe Sharing Monday
Cindy’s at Amaze Me Monday
Debbie’s at Confessions of a Plate Addict
Megan at Brag About It
Gina’s at Create Link Inspire
Linda’s at Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Marty’s at Inspire Me Tuesday 
Maria’s at Tuesdays At Our Home
Kathe ‘s at Your Gonna Love It Tuesday
Kim’s at Wow Us Wednesday
Sherry’s at Open House Party 
Ashley’s at What’s In The Kitchen
Dana’s at Two Girls and A Party
Sherry’s at Home Sweet Home
Lindsay’s at Show And Share
The Style Sister’s Centerpiece Wednesdays
Laura’s at Work It Wednesday
Jann’s at Share Your Cup 
Leslie’s at Create It Thursday 
Miz Helen’s at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage
Nici at All Things Thursday
Debra’s at Be Inspired Friday 
Michael’s at Foodie Friday 
Nan’s at Friday Unfolded
Diann’s at Thrifty Things Friday
Jen’s at Fabulously Creative Friday
Jenny’s at Fridays Flash Blog
Jody’s at Simple and Sweet Fridays
Diane’s at 
Pin Me Party
Linda’s at 
What To Do Weekend 
Shauna’s at 
The Weekend re-Treat
Ms. Scaper’s at 
The Tablescaper
Vanessa’s at 
Carole’s at 
Carole’s Chatter
Chrystal’s at 
Ladies Only 


This entry was posted in Baking, Cookies & Bars and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

35 Responses to Lace Cookies

  1. Adri says:

    Oh, I do know this recipe, and this has always been one of my favorite cookies. The sweetness and the crunch of the nuts just transport me to another plane. And, yes, indeed those babies do spread out! This one is most certainly “a keeper.”

  2. Kitty says:

    I know I would love these little gems, Madonna! I have bought the ones that Costco sells and I’m sure this recipe would surpass those. I must try!

    • Ms. Lemon says:

      I had not had the ones at Costco, but I bet they are similar to TJs. I was clicking my heels when I tasted these. I do think they are a little big so if you make them that little teaspoon goes a long way. Thanks for visiting Kitty.

  3. Lorrie says:

    I love lace cookies. I have one that includes oatmeal as well. Positively addicting with the addition of chocolate!

  4. Diane says:

    I am a bit confused….your directions have you making them as a sandwich cookie – with the chocolate in between 2 cookies – but your pictures seem to be singles with chocolate drizzled? Just wondering…

    • Ms. Lemon says:

      I think I mentioned in the post that sandwiched or single, they taste sooo good. Thanks for stopping by Diane.

  5. I made something like this but they didn’t turn out very pretty. These look wonderful. I’d a stack of them please, they’re only a teaspoon of dough so I’d guess they’re quite legal.

    • Ms. Lemon says:

      These are not as pretty as I thought they should be, but they are totally delicious. Maybe practice will make perfect?

  6. So, so pretty and feminine, if that is an acceptable food word. I don’t eat a lot of sweets, but if they’re chocolate, I’m in.

  7. Ms. Lemon says:

    Thanks Sam. I have such a sweet tooth, I wish I did not like them so much. I think they taste better than their photo, but I am working on that. The next time I will make them a little smaller. Thanks for stopping by Sam, I love hearing what you think.


  8. Great cookie — I’ve had something pretty similar. Love the idea of using them as ice cream bowls. Two inch cookies would be nice, but I kinda like the larger ones. So that’s what we’ll make. 😉 Good recipe — thanks.

  9. Nici says:

    We, too, have eaten our share of those Trader Joe’s lace cookies. They never seem to last very long in our house. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us at my Creative Ways Link Party. Just pinned these to try soon.

    • Ms. Lemon says:

      I really missed those cookies, but I feel so much better since I found this recipe. I no longer feel deprived. 🙂

  10. Monique says:

    I love the addition of chocolate.
    I bet they taste wonderful..

  11. Linda says:

    Pinned to “Cookies”. Thanks for the recipe. Linda Crafts a la Mode

  12. Daniela says:

    1 teaspoon of butter for a 3 inch cookie- that’s amazing.
    Everything in this recipe looks and sounds stunning- this is a must try out, so yummy.

    • Ms. Lemon says:

      I know, doesn’t that sound ridiculous? I am so glad I did not make them bigger, they would have been unmanageable. They are very thin like lace, but the melted chocolate in-between gives them more substance.

  13. Miz Helen says:

    I love Lace Cookies, your recipe looks fantastic! Hope you are have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  14. Jann Olson says:

    I have had a cookie similar to this and loved it! YUM! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC. Pinned.

  15. These cookies look fabulous, Madonna! I am putting them on my to-do list for this summer. I hope yours is going well! I have been cramming in as much fun as possible with the little grandies while school is out! Have a wonderful weekend!…hugs…Debbie

    • Ms. Lemon says:

      Thanks Debbie, I think you will like them. So glad you are having fun. I am trying very hard to do the same. 🙂


  16. Oooh, they’re like a nutty version of a brandy snap! They sound absolutely delicious, and I agree…I think they would shape beautifully into a little basket for ice-cream or mousse…

  17. I really want to try them! Featuring you tomorrow!

  18. I found out how to make these this weekend on the show Sweet Julia. I always thought that they were hard to make, but they weren’t. Julia turned them into S’mores! Yes, s’mores . . . and they looked incredible!
    Thanks so much for sharing,

  19. Linda says:

    wow, this must be divine. I would eat most of them. I have often bought the ones at Costco and I just adore them, chocolate and all. Thanks for the recipe.

  20. Pingback: THE SCOOP #128

  21. Oh, I know just what you mean about those cookies from Trader Joe’s – totally addictive. Love this recipe and idea of making little cookie cups!!!

    • Ms. Lemon says:

      I love those cookies, but these homemade are better if you can imagine that. Thanks so much for stopping by Nancy, I am always thrilled.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe: